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Libya’s postponed elections not expected for another 6 to 8 months

Emad Al-Sayeh, the head of Libya’s High National Elections Commission (HNEC) said he did not expect the country’s postponed elections to take place for another 6 to 8 months (July to September). Sayeh was facing questions in the Libyan parliament (the House of Representatives – HoR) at its session yesterday …

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How Libya’s Fragile Unity Is Being Tested by Election

Libya’s decision to postpone a landmark presidential vote has damaged efforts to rebuild a nation riven by conflict since the overthrow of strongman Moammar Al Qaddafi a decade ago. Foreign powers that waged a proxy war there still appear to support a transition to democracy. But the delay has weakened …

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Mishri: Adoption of constitution is essential for stability in Libya

The constitution should be adopted as soon as possible in order for elections to be held peacefully and for Libya to attain stability, Libya’s High Council Chairperson Khalid al-Mishri and Ankara’s Ambassador to Tripoli Kenan Yılmaz stated.

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Flames on the Horizon? … Libya may be heading toward new rounds of conflict in the aftermath of its recently aborted elections

Nearly ten years ago, in the summer of 2012, the citizens of Libya went to the polls for the first time in four decades to vote for a national legislature. It was a watershed moment in the country’s path after the overthrow and death of Libyan dictator Muammar al-Qaddafi at …

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HCS stresses the need to expedite constitutional referendum process, issuing consensus laws for elections

The head of the High Council of State (HCS), Khaled Al-Mishri, held a meeting on Wednesday, with the heads of the council’s permanent committees, to discuss the latest political developments, especially the election file.

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Elections Can’t Fix What’s Wrong With Libya: A canceled presidential election might be just what the country needs.

Rather than offering a solution to Libya’s problems, an election might have simply compounded them. The existing election law hasn’t been accepted by all the participants; there are ongoing disputes over the eligibility of some of the main candidates and the eventual powers of the future president and parliament. If …

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HNEC to consult with all relevant parties on removal of causes of 24 December election delay

The High National Elections Commission (HNEC) will continue to consult with all parties and agencies concerned with the electoral process in order to remove the so-called force majeure factors that had led to the postponement of the 24 December 2021 elections.

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